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how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: May 21, 2016 01:19PM
My son is applying for a paid internship in germany. As he was working on the email with his attachments he hit something and the email sent but the message he was typing was incomplete. He has since sent the email again with the attachments and the complete message typed in but is there a way to spin this in his favor. The irony is that the position is for someone with excellent communication and social media skills in addition to the language skills. TIA
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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: rgG
Date: May 21, 2016 01:40PM
Cat hit the send button? grinning smiley





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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 21, 2016 02:04PM
A good method for the future when working on long important email messages is to leave the "To:" field empty until just before you're sure you want to sent it.
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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: May 21, 2016 02:04PM
he was typing and hit the tab button followed by the enter button.

Hitting tab sent the cursor to the send button and hitting enter clicked the send button
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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: rgG
Date: May 21, 2016 03:16PM
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pbarra1
he was typing and hit the tab button followed by the enter button.

Hitting tab sent the cursor to the send button and hitting enter clicked the send button

Definitely blame it on the cat. smiling smiley





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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: May 21, 2016 03:56PM
Always good to start off an employment relationship with a fib. Jawohl!



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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: billb
Date: May 21, 2016 04:01PM
and then spend eternity maintaining the status quo of that fib.
not a good road to be on



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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: fauch
Date: May 21, 2016 04:10PM
Would he really want to work for a company that is so uptight, that this would be an issue??? Then again, it IS Germany...
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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: May 21, 2016 04:16PM
He should just tell them he was so wasted on Jaegermeister when he sent the email that he couldn't have found his own ass with a compass. If he's gonna fib, go big!



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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: STL
Date: May 21, 2016 04:21PM
I recommend he tell them the truth - he accidentally clicked the send button before he had completed the email. My hunch is virtually all of us have done the same at least once.

When you tell the truth you only have to remember what actually happened rather than what you told somebody about what happened.
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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 21, 2016 04:28PM
And don't fill in the send mode until you are ready to send.

My work laptop has a very sensitive touchpad, I was forever sending emails before they were ready. Now I write and edit, then put the recipients in (even then it sometimes sends before they are all listed.)



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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 21, 2016 04:47PM
Another vote for not filling out "To" until the email is all finished and ready to send.

I just don't see this as a big problem. What he should have done was send the completed email with a note at the beginning "Pardon me. Hit "send" by accident on previous email". Who hasn't done this at some point in their lives? I must have received oodles of that type of message over my lifetime but since it didn't freak me out I can't say how many.

I wouldn't do anything now, since the corrected email wherein I would have put the explanation already went out. They can figure out what happened, and sending a third email to explain the obvious is emphasizing the incident too much, in my opinion. Let it go.



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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: billb
Date: May 21, 2016 05:56PM
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
He should just tell them he was so wasted on Jaegermeister when he sent the email that he couldn't have found his own ass with a compass. If he's gonna fib, go big!

Now that's a presidential Class fib.



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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: Dazed & Confused
Date: May 21, 2016 07:12PM
"I recommend he tell them the truth - he accidentally clicked the send button before he had completed the email"

Yep, honesty is the best policy (at least in this case).

I like the Gmail feature "Enable Undo Send" where you can cancel an email sent by mistake. I've used it on a number of occasions. For those who don't know how to turn it on; it's in the settings/general tab.

D & C



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2016 07:15PM by Dazed & Confused.
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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 22, 2016 10:06AM
Think outside the box people. Give him up for adoption to a family with different last name, he can apply again as a new person. smiling smiley
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Re: how to undo this or at least spin in his favor
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 23, 2016 01:20PM
....live and learn....I mean if a company holds something this minor against him.......



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